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Harry sends England rugby team good luck in World Cup message

The Duke included a photo of son Archie in a Red Rose jersey.

Harry, Patron of the Rugby Football Union with Dylan Hartley (left), Richard Hill (right) and RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie (back centre) (John Walton/PA)
Harry, Patron of the Rugby Football Union with Dylan Hartley (left), Richard Hill (right) and RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie (back centre) (John Walton/PA)

By Duncan Bech, PA, Tokyo

The Duke of Sussex has sent a good luck message to the England rugby team for the World Cup final.

Harry included a photo of son Archie in a Red Rose jersey.

Eddie Jones’s side clash with South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama where they are favourites to win.

Harry’s wife Meghan revealed to The Daily Telegraph that her husband is Japan for the rugby, but she and Archie – who will sport an England babygro – will also be watching the final on Saturday.

The last, and so far only, time England won the Webb Ellis Cup, was in 2003, against Australia.

Harry, a long standing England fan and patron of the Rugby Football Union, has been in touch to show he is fully behind the team.

When asked if he had received support from the Royal Family, flanker Sam Underhill said: “Not personally! But as a group we’ve had a couple of messages from Prince Harry.

“He sent us a nice message of support, which was nice to receive.

“He showed his little lad in an England shirt, so that was a nice touch. I’m still waiting on my personal message!”

PA

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